Matthew Mulligan

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Matthew Mulligan
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Mulligan with the New York Jets in 2011
No. -- Free agent
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-01-18) January 18, 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth: Bangor, Maine
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 267 lb (121 kg)
Career information
High school: Howland (ME) Penobscot Valley
College: Maine
Undrafted: 2008
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Receptions: 18
Receiving yards: 170
Receiving touchdowns: 2
Player stats at

Matthew Ben Mulligan (born January 18, 1985) is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Maine. Mulligan was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He has also been a member of the Tennessee Titans, New York Jets, St. Louis Rams, Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, Chicago Bears, Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, and Detroit Lions.

Early years[edit]

Mulligan lived in West Enfield, Maine and attended high school at Penobscot Valley High School in Howland, Maine.

Professional career[edit]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

Mulligan was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He was released from the Dolphins on August 30 during final cuts. However, the Dolphins re-signed him to the practice squad the following day. Mulligan remained on the practice squad until his release on November 5.

Tennessee Titans[edit]

Mulligan was signed to the practice squad of the Tennessee Titans on November 19, 2008. Following the season, he was re-signed to a future contract on January 12. The Titans waived him on September 4.

New York Jets[edit]

Mulligan was claimed off waivers by the New York Jets on September 6, 2009. He was waived on September 23. He was re-signed to the practice squad on September 24. He was promoted to the active roster on December 2.[1]

St. Louis Rams[edit]

The St. Louis Rams signed Mulligan on March 26, 2012.[2] After one season with the team, Mulligan was released on March 23, 2013.

Green Bay Packers[edit]

Mulligan was signed by the Green Bay Packers on April 9, 2013.[3] On August 31, 2013, he was released by the Packers during final team cuts.[4]

New England Patriots[edit]

On September 3, 2013 the New England Patriots signed Mulligan, but released him just two days later.[5] The Patriots re-signed him on September 10. On September 29, 2013, he caught the last touchdown pass of Tom Brady's NFL record 52 straight games with at least one passing touchdown.

Chicago Bears[edit]

On April 8, 2014, Mulligan was signed by the Chicago Bears to a one-year deal.[6] On September 16, 2014, his contract was terminated by the Chicago Bears.[7]

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Mulligan signed with the Arizona Cardinals on November 18, 2014.[8] He was released on December 5, 2014.

Tennessee Titans[edit]

On December 16, 2014 Mulligan signed with the Tennessee Titans.

Buffalo Bills[edit]

On June 18, 2015, Mulligan signed with the Buffalo Bills.[9] On December 8, 2015, Mulligan was released by the Bills after Nick O'Leary was promoted from the practice squad.[10]

Detroit Lions[edit]

On April 4, 2016, Mulligan signed a one-year contract with the Detroit Lions. [11] On August 29, 2016, Mulligan was released by the Lions.[12] He was re-signed by the Lions on November 1, 2016.[13]


  1. ^ "UMaine seniors showcase skills for NFL scouts — Sports — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine". Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  2. ^ Wagoner, Nick (26 March 2012). "Rams Sign Smith, Three More". St. Louis Rams. Archived from the original on 27 March 2012. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Packers sign TE Mulligan". April 9, 2013. Retrieved November 18, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Packers release 22 players". August 31, 2013. Retrieved November 18, 2016. 
  5. ^ Patriots release OL Braxston Cave and TE Matthew Mulligan
  6. ^ Wilkening, Mike (April 8, 2014). "Bears reach deal with TE Matthew Mulligan". Retrieved April 8, 2014. 
  7. ^ Campbell, Rich (September 15, 2014). "Bears promote cornerback Frey, returner Ross from practice squad". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved September 15, 2014. 
  8. ^ Alper, Josh. "Cardinals sign Matthew Mulligan, place Troy Niklas on injured reserve". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  9. ^ Capaccio, Sal. "Bills sign TE Mulligan, release DB Noel". WGR550. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 
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  11. ^ "Lions sign free agents DE Wallace Gilberry and TE Matthew Mulligan". Detroit Lions. April 4, 2016. Retrieved April 4, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Lions acquire G Brandon Thomas via trade with 49ers and announce additional roster moves". 
  13. ^ "Lions sign TE Matthew Mulligan and acquire CB Johnthan Banks via trade". November 1, 2016. 

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